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Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., speaks about veterans while flanked by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on June 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Bill Would Give Vets More Flexibility To See Private Doctor

A bill proposed by four Senate Republicans would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too long for an appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic.

06/04/2014

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) and his wife Elaine Chao (3rd R) meet with members of his staff at campaign headquarters May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Win McNamee/Getty Images)

TV Ad War Begins Quickly In Kentucky After Primary

Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky’s high-stakes Senate race on Wednesday, a day after primaries in several states that also set up a Republican runoff in Georgia and left tea party insurgents still scratching for a breakthrough triumph.

05/21/2014

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Republicans Facing Off For Chance To Face Dems

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell looked to vanquish a tea party challenger, and nearly a dozen candidates vied for spots on the Georgia ballot for fall elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate — highlights Tuesday night of party primaries that spread across six states.

05/20/2014

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Tea Party Losing Races But Tugging GOP Rightward

Tuesday’s high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward.

05/18/2014

File photo of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.(credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rubio: ‘Settled Science’ That Life Begins At Conception

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., hits back against critics who slammed him for his climate views after he said that human activity is not causing dramatic changes to our climate.

05/16/2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on infrastructure in the United Sates at the Washington Irving Boat Club on May 14, 2014 in Tarrytown, N.Y. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama: Democratic Party Suffers From ‘Congenital Disease’

Rousing Democrats for their fight to keep the Senate, President Barack Obama mounted a searing critique of the Republican Party on Wednesday, accusing his political foes of thwarting progress on everything from wages to scientific research and climate change.

05/15/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Tea Party Scores Big Win As Sasse Captures Nebraska’s GOP Senate Nomination

The Tea Party scored a win in Nebraska on Tuesday as university president Ben Sasse captured the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in a bitter race that highlighted fissures within the GOP. Two women set the stage for history-making in West Virginia.

05/14/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., answers reporters' questions during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on April 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Cornyn: Reid Running Senate ‘Like A Dictatorship’

A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration’s continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

05/13/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility on April 12, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

AP: Too Early To Say The Tea Party Is Over

It’s too early to say the Tea Party’s over.

05/09/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to members of the media after a policy luncheon on May 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid Blocks Bid By Supporters To Include Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Measure In Energy Bill

A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.

05/08/2014

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